2013 is here, and social media sites are flooded with posts full of soon-to-be forgotten resolutions. Even now, people will stock up on salads and yogurt and flood local gyms (to the chagrin of those of us who now have to deal with the new crowds). They may even lose a few pounds, but by February first, many will be back in front of the TV, fast food in lap.
Seeing this year after year has hindered me from making any resolutions at the New Year. The time provokes and even forces us to resolve to something that may or may not last. It is only the irony of timing then that I begin this blog now. Looking over the last year, I can see how I have resolved to do many things, and the New Year is simply a catalyst for improvement:
-Start my Arbonne business. I had to take time off in July for a surgery just after I had returned from an unpaid vacation. I couldn't afford to be gone so soon again. I needed something more. I love Arbonne's products and resolved to give the business a try. This year, I renew that resolve by seeking out growth in my new business.
-Use more holistic products. Using Arbonne has inspired me to extend my use of pure, safe, and beneficial products beyond my skincare and makeup. Pinterest has made this easy as well as other organic companies. I began to clean with vinegar and make my own laundry detergent. I try to drink more water and reach for badger balm or other remedies before popping painkillers. This year, I resolve to continue and grow the habit.
- Eat Better. Around the time of my surgery, my doctor not only pointed out that I was now considered obese, but that my triglycerides were alarmingly high. I was advised to give up sweets (ha!) and red meat. I resolved to do the latter, only eating it if served at another's home. This year, I continue the resolve and take it further by expanding recipes and incorporating vegetarian and vegan meals into our home.
Throughout the year, I resolve to share how I have acted on these resolves, and to share the new ones I make, with or without occasion!